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Cheesecake Squares with Berry Sauce

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 14 minutes Chill: 4 hours
  • Portion size 12


  • 2 cups 2cupsvanilla-flavoured wafers, (such as Nilla)
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhole almondwhole almonds
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, melted


  • 1 pkg (7 g) 1pkg (7 g)unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwater
  • 1-1/2 pkg (each 8 oz/250 g) 1-1/2pkg (each 8 oz/250 g)cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream
  • 1 tsp 1tspfinely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice

Berry Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplemon juice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwater
  • 3 cups 3cupsmixed fresh berries
  • 2 tsp 2tspcornstarch
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In food processor, pulse wafers with almonds until fine. Drizzle in butter, pulsing until moistened. Press into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 12 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Filling: In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand until softened, 5 minutes. Heat over low heat until melted, about 2 minutes.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in condensed milk, cream, gelatin mixture, lemon rind and lemon juice. Spread over base; refrigerate until set, 4 hours.

Berry Sauce: Meanwhile, in small saucepan, bring sugar, lemon juice and water to boil, stirring. Reduce heat; simmer until syrupy, 2 minutes. Pour over berries in bowl, tossing to coat. Refrigerate until cold, 1 hour.

Strain berry juice into saucepan. Place berries in bowl. Whisk cornstarch into juice; cook over medium heat until thickened, 1 minute. Pour over berries; toss to coat. Serve over cheesecake squares.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 341 pro 6g total fat 23g sat. fat 13g
carb 30g fibre 2g chol 62mg sodium 193mg
potassium 196mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 9 vit A 20 vit C 18
folate 6
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